Bourg de Peage - Team Sky are planning to release part of yellow jersey
wearer Chris Froome's data as they seek to end doping suspicions surrounding
the Tour de France leader.
Froome attracted some negative headlines when he destroyed his rivals in the
first mountain stage of the Tour last Tuesday and Briton had urine thrown at
him by an abusive spectator on Saturday as the atmosphere on the roadside
Seeking to protect Froome from the prospect of a similar incident, two
police officers were guarding the Team Sky bus ahead of Monday's 16th stage.
"We faced the same questions last time around," Team Sky manager
Dave Brailsford told a couple of reporters on Monday, referring to Froome's
equally dominant performance up Mont Ventoux in 2013 that set him on course for
"We had agreed to give our power data to UK anti-doping and the CADF
(Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation). The CADF didn't want it, UK anti-doping had
it but I don't think they did anything with it but we were willing to give it
to an independent body and we could do the same again.
"And I think we'll have a look at it tonight and for the rest day (on
Tuesday) we will just release an average cadence, average power."
Froome leads Colombian Nairo Quintana by three minutes and 10 seconds with
American Tejay van Garderen a further 22 seconds off the pace in third place.